Last night, Benjamin Clementine was announced as the winner of 2015′s Mercury Prize. He beat off competition from the likes of Florence & the Machine and Aphex Twin.
From the start, Clementine had been tipped as an outside chance to win the prize, meaning that his victory will come as quite a surprise to many. His winning album, At Least For Now, claimed the prize, alongside £20,000.
Upon accepting his prize, Clementine dedicated the win to everyone affected by last week’s Paris attacks, before inviting all nominated artists onstage with him. This included bookies favourite Jamie XX, whose solo record Overgrown narrowly missed out.
Clementine follows in the footsteps of Young Fathers, who won the Mercury Prize in 2014. Listen to Cornerstone by Benjamin Clementine below.